Windows 8 Consumer Preview Guide Reveals What Is New

Posted: Feb 29 2012, 9:03am CST | by , Updated: Feb 29 2012, 9:57am CST, in News | Desktop Computer

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Guide reveals What is New

Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This early release of Windows 8 comes several months ahead of the final release of Windows 8 expected in September. If you do not want to install it, but still want to know what Windows 8 brings, read Microsoft's compact Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide.

Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and you can download the OS now. Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a prerelease version of Windows 8 that focuses on people and apps and gives you powerful new ways to use social technologies to connect with the people who are important to you. Microsoft says that Windows 8 is Windows reimagined.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is built on the foundation of Windows 7 and has the security and reliability features you expect from Windows.

Microsoft published a Windows 8 Consumer Preview Guide (download pdf) that highlights all new major features and concepts. Windows 8 works either with mouse and keyboard or with touch. Apps and the cloud are central in Windows 8.

See also the just released Windows 8 introduction on the Windows Team Blog.

Windows 8 looks pretty good and brings the Metro UI that debuted on the Windows Phone to desktops, laptops and tablets.

More about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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